Personality Disorder is thought to affect about 2% of the population - and three quarters of people given this diagnosis are women. Through our award-winning programme, we take a holistic approach, to help women between 18 and 65 tackle their symptoms, and progress with their lives.
We offer two evidence based treatment models, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema at a number of locations across the country (see below). In addition to specialist treatment units we also offer modified treatment regimes in conjunction with other specialist services where co-morbidity is common (see our Eating Disorder and Locked Challenging Behaviour services).
At our service in Beckton we also provide a locked rehabilitation service for women with a learning disability, the New Dawn service supports a treatment package on Hansa Ward where elements of personality disorder are also identified.
Finally we also provide an integrated pathway with step-down facilities that include Bowling Ward at Cygnet Hospital Bierley, Bradford and Cygnet Lodge Westlands in Kenton, Middlesex, for women with long term complex needs. Ultimately service users can also work with Cygnet Supported living services to regain their independence in the community.
This integrated approach and access to therapy at a number of units reduces lengths of stay, which is equally important to service users but also to commissioners.
We provide DBT based inpatient personality disorder treatment at the following Cygnet Health hospitals:
We provide a mixed programme of DBT and Schema based inpatient treatment in a low secure environment at the following Cygnet Health hospital:
In addition to formal programs being provided in specialist services, some of our medium and low secure wards provide elements of these treatment approaches as many service users in the secure pathway appear to have some degree of personality disorder as part of their longer term presentation.